Sixth Form Leadership
We provide opportunities for students to take leadership roles within the school
Senior Student Team
The school elects a Senior Team of students, including Head Boy/Girl, a Deputy Head Boy/Girl and 6 senior students, and their roles focus on both the Sixth Form and school as a whole. In addition, a Head of House is appointed for each of the 6 Houses and these students, along with a Deputy Head of House who is recruited from the new Year 12s in September, will lead the House for the next academic year. Positions are taken up by the successful Year 12 students in the Summer of Year 12 and last for a year. They are regularly asked to represent the school on many varying occasions.
Subject Prefects and Teaching Support
Sixth Formers also have numerous opportunities to help elsewhere in the school. We encourage you to take responsibility, perhaps as a Subject Prefect where you will be providing teaching support for children in the lower part of the school.
School Councils and Sports Opportunities
We also have an elected School Council, with members across the whole school. Many clubs and societies require Sixth Form help and leadership and teachers frequently look to Sixth Formers to help them set up new activities and run clubs. Some students can also develop their leadership through involvement in sports teams, helping out with younger teams or through the Sports Leadership programme.
I am extremely excited to be this year’s Head Girl and look forward to supporting the Presdales community in these unprecedented times. I am currently studying maths, economics and biology and hope to study economics at University next year. Since joining Presdales in year 7, I have had so many great opportunities, including: a World Challenge expedition to Vietnam and Laos, the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, skiing in Italy, and a fascinating trip to Moscow and St Petersburg. These extra-curricular activities have helped me develop my social and communication skills and have given me lasting friendships across the school. I would really encourage younger students to take up any opportunities they are offered.
The support and encouragement that I have received over the last 6 years has helped me to grow as an individual, and my goal, working with the senior student team, is to help other students maximise their potential both socially and academically. I look forward to working with the Heads of Houses to develop the support networks that the newly established house system has created. I am sure that, despite the uncertainties the current health crisis brings, by looking out for each other all students at Presdales can continue to meet their potential.
Deputy Head Girl
I am delighted to be Deputy Head Girl, and I am looking forward to supporting the school this year.
I currently study Fine Art, French and History and I hope to continue studying History at university. The extremely helpful and inspiring teachers at Presdales have helped me to grow as a student and as an individual since year 7, encouraging me to achieve my full potential in both my academic and extra-curricular activities.
Presdales has given me many opportunities and interesting experiences. For example, in year 10 I earnt my bronze Industrial Cadet Award and my team presented our project to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. I also recently competed in the Bar Mock Trial and assisted with lessons in the lower school. As well as this I have loved participating in various school plays throughout the years.
As Deputy Head Girl I am really looking forward to ensuring everyone can benefit from the range of opportunities Presdales has to offer and enjoy their time here. I am excited to work with the senior team to support the school community in any way possible, especially during these uncertain times.